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Ohio State law offers four public service fellowships. For more information on public services fellowships, please contact Cybele Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reinberger Foundation Fellowship in Prosecution: In 2012, The Reinberger Foundation invested in the College’s Fellowship Program in Public Service Law, providing funding for one post-graduate fellowship as a prosecutor and four internships for current students working in prosecutor’s offices. Zoe Lamberson ’12, was the first fellow and handled over 100 cases during the course of her fellowship with the Fairfield County Prosecutor’s Office. Class of 2013 graduate Andrea Green followed Zoe in the same office. Zoe is now a full time prosecutor with the office. The Reinberger Foundation again sponsored four interns and one full time prosecutor in 2014. The class of 2014 graduate will be selected by and work in the Delaware County Prosecutor’s Office.
The Greif Fellowship in Juvenile Human Trafficking at the Moritz College of Law is devoted to providing legal representation and advice to child victims of human sex and labor trafficking in Ohio. Established in 2013 with grant funding from the Greif Packaging Charitable Trust, the one-year fellowship provides valuable experience early in an Ohio State law graduate’s career. The first Greif Fellow was Nikki Baszynski ’13, who, under the supervision of Professor Kimberly Jordan, Director of the Justice for Children Project, provided quality representation in a full range of criminal and civil legal matters affecting juvenile human trafficking victims, carrying a caseload of up to 50 youth clients at a time. Nikki assisted clients in obtaining protection orders from the court to ensure victims’ safety from their traffickers, help undocumented victims adjust their immigration status, and worked to keep families together in cases where victims have children. The second Fellow selected is Emily Dunlap ’14, who began her term in August 2014.
The William B. Saxbe Fellow at the Ohio Attorney General’s Office will be working in the Environmental Enforcement Section and will participate as counsel before the Ohio Environmental Review Appeals Commission and the Oil and Gas Commission, and will work on a variety of cases across all media, including water, air, and solid waste. The Fellow will be researching and writing on topics for the agency and participating in the litigation and appellate work of the section. The 2014-2015 Saxbe Fellow will be Tasha Miracle ’14.
The Student Legal Services (SLS) organization provides legal representation to students of The Ohio State University. This non-profit organization provides counsel in civil and criminal legal issues as well as in housing concerns, and has occasionally partnered with Moritz in select representations. The SLS Fellow will be representing students in criminal cases in Franklin County. The 2014-2015 Student Legal Services Fellow is David Uhlendorff ’14. His supervisor, Moritz alumna Molly Hegarty, ’06, said this about David: “His commitment and passion for assisting OSU students is evident in his work and will serve him well as the SLS Fellow.”